Caucasian Ovcharka Society of America 

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The Caucasian Shepherd Dog is a harmonious built, large, strong dog with plenty of bone and a powerful muscular system of a slight rectangular format.

Sexual dimorphism is well pronounced.  Males are masculine with well developed withers and a bigger head in comparison with females.  They are also more massive, bigger and often shorter in body than females.

In dogs with longer coat-variety, males have a distinctly pronounced mane.


 The body length exceed the height at withers by 3% to 8%.  The length of the forelegs averages 50% to 52% of the height at the withers.  The length of the skull correlates with the length of the muzzle as 3:2.